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From the Editor: Check Your List

Do you have a bucket list? If so, how many of your goals are centered on cabin living?

By Mark R. Johnson
Published: May 21, 2013
Mark Johnson
Cabin Life editor Mark Johnson and Charlie, his chocolate Lab
Oh, the things I do for Cabin Life magazine: Driving to cabins, flying to cabins, visiting cabins, writing about cabins, emailing and phoning fellow cabin enthusiasts, testing cabin products, talking to cabin owners at consumer shows. Yep, I am one lucky guy. And recently, for the sake of the magazine, I tried a fun new sport.

As you can see in the story on p. 32 of the June 2013 issue, that sport is stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). My younger son, Cole, and I took a SUP class so I could write about the experience in this issue of Cabin Life.

In my mind, SUPing easily qualifies as bucket-list material. It’s fun, it’s an adventure, and even better, it’s an experience you can share with a loved one. An added bonus: It’s something you can do at a lakeside cabin.

My SUP story is not the only bucket-list worthy story in the pages of this issue. There’s also:
  • “The Amazing Race Weekend,” p. 20. It might just inspire you and your extended family to start some fun new traditions at your cabin.
  • “Truly Blessed,” p. 20. Watch a meteor shower at the cabin? Count me in!
  • “See More Wildlife,” p. 24. That’s a worthy goal. Better yet, pick a specific animal. I’d love to spot a cougar – from a long distance.
  • “Eat, Drink and Be Married,” p. 44. Host a wedding at a cabin. Now that’s a big adventure!   
Well, here’s wishing you success in tackling your bucket list!

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